Saddam Hussein, brutal dictator and now Internet golden boy.
Admit it, you’ve watched the hanging video. How many times? Did you wait till the kids had gone to bed and then Google “Saddam dangling from a rope” and watch as he was heckled like Jim Lampley at a NOW conference, then hanged? Did you study the tape closely, looking to see if perhaps it was not the real Saddam but one of his exact doubles? Do you buy into the conspiracy theories that the actual Hussein was spirited out of the country and is now recording a Country and Western CD in Nashville under the name “Amos Fipps”?
As much as you despise Hussein’s tyranny did you, like me, gain just a smidgen of an iota of respect for the tyrant when you saw how cooly and defiantly he reacted to his impending death? Oh, sure, it’s easier to be cool thinking you’re about to meet 72 virgins. But still, he was ice.
Saddam Hussein was a terrible, evil, disgusting, cruel, sadistic, sick pig of a human being. But, he died well.
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